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Puxton, Somerset

Historical Description

Puxton, a parish in Somerset, near the river Yeo, with a station on the G.W.R., 134 miles from London, and 5½ NNW of Axbridge. Post town, Bristol; money order and telegraph office, Banwell. Acreage, 1030; population of the civil parish, 203; of the ecclesiastical, 114. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £180. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church is Later English, with porch and tower.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySomersetshire 
Ecclesiastical parishPuxton St. Saviour 
Poor Law unionAxbridge 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

CountyNorth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBS24
Post TownWeston-Super-Mare